The Fred Gherig house is perfectly situated for a back roads ramble through Ohio's Amish country. The owners had provided bottled water for drinking and a full housekeeping setup. Wifi worked well. The patio deck offers a nice quiet spot to watch the carriages clipping down the road.
Owner Paul gives a great overview of things to see in the area; he grew up Amish and can share many personal insights.
The only problem with the Fred Gehrig house is the air vent system--even with the AC ice cold downstairs, the upstairs will be warm and stuffy. This might be a real concern in late summer...
Other than that, however, the experience was wonderful. A glance out the window would reveal a peacefully grazing llama and goat and a road flush with Amish merrily making their way along in horse-drawn buggies or on bicycles. Breakfast was lovely, served in a buffet of different homemade foods with coffee, juice, cider, and water.
All in all, it was a very unique, authentic experience that is highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your perfect getaway choice - distinctly one of Holmes County's finest B & Bs, the historic Barn Inn offers 11 finely-appointed rooms in the heart of Amish Country. You'll appreciate this central location for shopping, cheese houses, farmer's markets, leather, quilt, furniture shops, flea market, golfing & sightseeing. Fine accommodations, Honeymoon suites, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, privacy, and good food and wine await your pleasure. A hot country breakfast is served daily. All rooms with private entrances, climate control, private baths, TV, DVD & free WiFi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Barn Inn Bed And Breakfast Ohio/Millersburg